BigBodyBenz (42) - Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a delicious tasty treat for the palate of beer consumers across the World. Absolutely a Beautiful craft of flavors and smells with tart cherries, red wine, luscious fruits, sweet malt and some good oleí barnyard funk in there to twist you up a bit but then you got a genuine balanced beer throughout which is thumbs way up. My hatís off once again for another amazingly crafted beer. Ladies and Gentlemen, Enjoy!
Ontape (85) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. This is a banger, but you probably knew that already. Pours a deep, dark purplish brown. I wish I had furniture in this color. Smell is funk, barrel, vinegar, wine, fruit, more. Elegant and complex. Taste is big-time sour but other flavors come through nicely -- Cabernet and currant arenít at all lost. Alcohol is well-hidden -- I wouldnít guess this was 10% if I didnít know.
fitwitchik (100) - USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle bought from Russian River a cloudy burgundy with minimal head.
Aroma of a lovely sour scent of wine & malts? Definitely got the sour thing going here.
Oh double damn the flavor is incredible. Fruity boozy sour funk is crazy. Not a huge cab barrel aged brew fan but this one blew me away. So good.
JunkHop (3) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very sour but drinkable (had 2 on tap @ Isaac's). Great taste, no complaints.
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Zer0 (813) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with a friend. Pours ruby red with a small beige head. Aroma is funky, red fruits, dried fruits, cereal, barnyard and a bit nutty. Taste is pretty sour, medium sweet. Some grapes and a bit alcoholic. Awesome. Loved every sip of this beer. Long dry finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
kevinator (558) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Near perfection for this type of beer and it doesnít seem like a beer. Fresh fruit and sour on the nose. Nice ruby color with a small head. Dry mouthfeel with a slight puckering but not overdone. Small amount of carbonation. Flavors were so well blended that it was very wine-like. Subtle fruit flavors with a little hops but very comforting. A must try.
DavidLMU (20) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Simply amazing. If you like sours get this beer. The alcohol does sneak up on you, so sip carefully.
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jrodooo5 (687) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bubbly copper w/ no head & not much lacing. Aroma screams sour! Taste is tart & sour but somehow relatively smooth. Very different & quite good!
merc7186 (1474) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours great with a reddish brown hue, the smell is great with a sour bourbon fruit smell. The taste is a bourbon boozy taste with a bitter fruit taste on the back end (plum and current). The mouthfeel is great with a solid bitter fruit taste and a dryness on the back end...the beer was carbonated appropriately. Overall, a solid sour beer with deep dark fruity taste.
ineedbeer (427) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 005X1E - 375mL bottle.
Aroma has a vinous dark fruit character with lots of cherries, berries and what I can only assume is what currants smell like. A hint of a leather note along with some light oak notes. Moderate acidity and a hint of alcohol.
Pours an amber brown with some ruby notes. Thin tan head that recedes very quickly leaving a slight film on the edges.
Flavor is rather tart upfront with a moderately strong dark fruit character similar to the aroma. Medium light oak character with a hint of tobacco. Slightly vinous with low bitterness and moderate acidity. Light alcohol note in the finish with some lingering dark fruit notes.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to almost no carbonation; the cork was starting to dry out and it only slightly hissed when popped. Light astringency with medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall I really enjoy this beer and I think the age has added a nice touch of complexity to it. Lots of people say this beer doesnít hold up as well as the others to the age, but I think it did better than the Supplication. The fruit still tastes rather fresh and hasnít washed out yet but it could use a touch more carbonation.